Community Health Planning
The Health Department promotes community awareness and involvement in public health planning by facilitating the development of Community Health Plans.
Since 1993, Northern Kentucky has been a leader in community
health planning. Northern Kentucky was the first health department in Kentucky
to fully utilize the Assessment Protocol for Community Excellence in Public
process developed by the
National Association of County and City Health Officials in 1991.
By using this process, Northern Kentucky developed the
Community Health Plan 1996. Repeating APEXPH
with the addition of being a pilot site for the Protocol for Community
Excellence in Environmental Health, the Community Health Plan 1999 was
In 2000, the Health Department was selected by NACCHO as one of
nine national demonstration sites for the Mobilizing for Action through Planning
and Partnerships process. This process
resulted in the Public Health System Improvement Plan 2003. These three
plans and other community led assessments were combined into the
Master Health Plan for Northern Kentucky 2005.
In 2010, the Health Department completed
a second MAPP process to implement one
of Vision 2015 the
livable community strategies.
The Health Department also provides the community with the Northern Kentucky Health Report Card, which compares the Northern Kentucky Health District to the state and indicates how well we are accomplishing the Healthy Kentuckians 2010 health objectives. The report cards
are available on the Health Data Web page.
Other planning services provided include:
Health policy development
Data collection and analysis
Reports and information to the community and media
Geographical Information System
Internal strategic planning
For more information about Community Health Planning, call 859.341.4264.